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Family Handyman’s Vintage Projects and Tips From the ’60s

Family Handyman has always taken great pride in teaching readers to DIY through the use of step-by-step projects. To celebrate our 70th anniversary, here's a look back at some of our grooviest examples from the 1960s.

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Stuff We Still Love: Pipe Wrench, Doweling Jig and Glue Gun

These three classic tools are as relevant today as when they first appeared on our pages decades ago.


Metal, Wood and More: Tools and Tips for All Kinds of Cuts

These will definitely get you out of a few jams.


DIY Drain Snake

Unclog a drain with a clever repurposing of woven wire and a drill


PVC Hack: Handsaw Blade Saver

Prolong the life of your saw blades with a short section of 1/2-in. PVC pipe.

PVC Hack: Curvy Sanding Tools

Cut short pieces of PVC pipe lengthwise to make contour sanders for convex and concave surfaces. (It cuts easily with...


Pegboard Cubbyholes

A tool storage technique for all those slender tools and shop accessories. Cut short lengths of PVC pipe and slide...